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Museums and Attractions

National Museum of Ireland - Natural History

Contact

Merrion Street
Dublin
PO Code: Dublin 2
Republic of Ireland

Booking Options

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+353 1 6486453bookings@museum.ie
 

Just two years before Charles Darwin published his famous work, 'The Origin of Species', the Natural History Museum in Merrion Street was opened to the public for the first time in 1857. Now, as then, it educates and inspires, leaving us feeling small and humbled amidst the vast and wondrous diversity of life on display.

This museum of museums is famous for its Victorian cabinet style, which houses one of the world's finest and fullest collections still to be seen today. Two million species, of which roughly half are insects, live side by side with, appropriately for a natural history museum, decorated and sculptured panels depicting mythological figures. This zoological museum encompasses outstanding examples of wildlife from Ireland and the far corners of the globe, some to be seen today and others long extinct.

Please note-Second floor of Museum is not wheelchair accessible | Museum is also closed 24th December.

Admission is free.

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Descriptions

Facilities include public toilets | Only ground Floor is wheelchair accessible

Opening Times

Tuesday - Saturday 10:00-17:00 | Sunday 14:00-17:00 | Closed Mondays, including Bank Holidays, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Good Friday

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